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Historical Attractions in Columbia, MO

Meet Me In St. Louis?….How about take the family to Missouri!?  Let the Midwestern hospitality welcome you with an incredibly variety of things to do with kids..you won’t want to leave!

Did you know that The Show Me State has 5,500 recorded caves? Fancy visiting some? Of course you do! There are plenty to choose from, including Talking Rocks Cavern and Mark Twain Cave (He was born in here!)

Missouri has an incredibly rich history too, which kids can feel like they are a part of with attractions such as the Lewis and Clark Boat House, and Fort Osage.

Museums where kids can TOUCH things? You bet! Places like Science City and The Discovery Center of Springfield let kids create, play and learn by experimentation!

Of course, Missouri has incredible nature to get lost in, so make sure trips to places like Katy Trail State Park and Missouri Botanical Garden are on your list!

So why not visit the land where iced tea, BBQ and the ice cream cone were invented. Sounds like the perfect land for families! (Here’s a hint - it is!)

An insight into the life and times of one of the world's most memorable political leaders in an accessible way for kids. Fascinating day of history in Missouri.

22 Miles from Columbia

Near the Missouri River is this historical attraction featuring exhibits all about that famous Lewis & Clark expedition!

100 Miles from Columbia

Take the family back in time! Fort Osage takes you to a time when Missouri was part of the wilderness in the Old West, and experience life for both the military and civilians.

101 Miles from Columbia

Animal fun and history at Missouri's Grant's Farm, with over 900 animals, a historic cabin, carousel, pony rides and more!

110 Miles from Columbia

Explore science and learning with your children as they begin to understand the world around them. Families can experience the remarkable natural world together in a nurturing child-friendly environment. The Discovery Room helps children focus on the....

113 Miles from Columbia

The nation’s tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch is an iconic attraction for kids to experience! They can visit the very top on a super fun tram, and even watch movies! Iconic St. Louis!

118 Miles from Columbia

A fascinating UNESCO site of what was once one of the greatest cities in the world!

124 Miles from Columbia

Explore a 1900s turn of the century farm in Kansas, with 200 animals, gardens, pony rides, and a fishing pond!

127 Miles from Columbia

A historic attraction for kids where they can explore the home where Abraham Lincoln lived before becoming president. A trip back in time!

155 Miles from Columbia

A fascinating, historical and educational day with the whole family as you walk through the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.

155 Miles from Columbia

The Douglas County Historical Society is responsible for the operation, preservation and development of collections in the Watkins Community Museum of History. The Douglas County Historical Society is a private non-profit organization with a mission ....

156 Miles from Columbia

Whatever your idea of a vacation is, you'll Experience it in Pella. Immerse yourself in the old-world charm of the Netherlands as you stroll along our brick streets visiting our Dutch storybook storefronts, the Molengracht canal, and our authentic 1....

172 Miles from Columbia

A park dedicated to Carver's life, with hands-on programs to help kids imagine young George's life on the Carver Farm. Many activities here are from the everyday life of the 19th century, like dyeing, washing, and drying laundry the old-fashioned way....

175 Miles from Columbia

An historic recreation of an Ozark settlement, this fascinating attraction is a tribute to those pioneers who first settled in this remote part of the USA. Historic, and educational family fun!

178 Miles from Columbia

Glenn House is a historic home built in 1883, and today is open to the public to experience like in 19th century Missouir!

191 Miles from Columbia

Visit one of the remaining Civil War forts in Cape Girardeau at Fort D Historic Site, via self-guided tours, guided tours & re-enactments!

191 Miles from Columbia

Imagine. Experiment. Play! At the Science Center of Iowa, the experience is yours! From the inner workings of the human body to the outer reaches of the solar system, science surrounds you with dynamic live programs and hands-on interactive exhibits ....

194 Miles from Columbia

Whether you have half an hour or half a day, there are many things to see and do at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The future president was born in a small, two-room cottage in 1874. Today the Birthplace Cottage, along with other historic b....

195 Miles from Columbia

One of the most important battles in the Civil War, and THE most intact Civil War battlefield in the USA, Pea Ridge is a fascinating, eye-opening and educational experience for the whole family.

196 Miles from Columbia

Living History Farms tells the story of 300 years of agricultural history through three working farms - a 1700 Ioway Indian Farm, 1850 Pioneer Farm, 1900 Horse-Powered Farm and 1875 Town with eleven shops including a working blacksmith, general store....

199 Miles from Columbia

Papa's Cat Café gives you the chance to pet cats, play with cats, and enjoy delicious food & coffee too!

1 Mile from Columbia

The Museum of Art and Archaeology is free & open to the public, with a host of treasures covering history, culture & art!

1 Miles from Columbia

Amazing indoor fun in a HUGE play structure, with an arcade too, perfect for toddlers, right through to the grandparents! Everyone can play!

3 Miles from Columbia

Great fun for active kids in Missouri with bowling, laser tag, and an arcade. Who is up for the challenge?

3 Miles from Columbia

Explore one of the longest rail-to-trails in the entire USA in this Missouri state park. Some of the sections are even part of the history Lewis & Clark Historic Trail!

5 Miles from Columbia

Fall fun in Callaway County, Missouri on this working farm that loves to have kids enjoy their corn maze, hayrides, campfires and more!

14 Miles from Columbia

The Backer Collection of vintage Automobiles consists of over 120 vintage cars, trucks and other vehicles dating from 1903 to 1993. 84 of these vehicles are displayed at Auto World; sitting amongst historic settings and exhibits of memorabilia remi....

21 Miles from Columbia

35,000 sq ft of family fun with rides, games and simulators, PLUS 12,000 sq ft of high-tech playground for kids to enjoy!

58 Miles from Columbia

Painless, mess-less action combat game, with blacklight, fog, flashing lights and heart pumping music! Perfect for those active kids over 5.

60 Miles from Columbia

The biggest, fastest, funnest, safest, cleanest, number one-en-est family fun at the Lake of the Ozarks! For any age, for anybody, Big Surf Waterpark has a variety of rides and attractions! The only thing missing is you!

64 Miles from Columbia

Guided tours around one of the most scenic caves in the country, with the Bridal Cave in Missouri. With trails, lakes, and picnic areas too!

69 Miles from Columbia

The Mark Twain has been a unique feature on the Hannibal riverfront for more than twenty years. We strive to offer visitors and residents of Hannibal a uniquely authentic riverboat experience on the "Mighty Mississippi".

74 Miles from Columbia

Fascinating 55 minute tours into the Mark Twain Caves, as well as fun activities like special seasonal tours and Mark Twain shows.

74 Miles from Columbia

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum properties includes eight buildings; six historically significant buildings and two exciting, interactive museums whose collections include fifteen original Norman Rockwell paintings. A self-guided tour of the Mar....

74 Miles from Columbia

Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Water Wars, a Bounce House and much more at this Missouri family fun park!

74 Miles from Columbia

The Zone is not just roller skating, but a ton of other fun activities for kids to spend the day! Laser Tag, Laser Maze, and a play area bouncers, as well as an arcade!

76 Miles from Columbia

Natural wonders to explore in Meramec Valley, with cave tours for the whole family - and handicap accessible!

83 Miles from Columbia

Experience a HUGE indoor playground, with bouncers, slides, play structures, toddler area, and arcade...where kids AND adults can play!

86 Miles from Columbia

2 acres of kids fun in Illinois with go-karts, roller skating, laser tag, bumper cars and more!

88 Miles from Columbia

Six Flags St. Louis has it all - with those screaming coasters to those charming kiddie rides! With water rides too, get ready to enjoy this family classic theme park!

94 Miles from Columbia

A family friendly water park in St. Charles with water slides, swimming pool, water activities and tasty concessions for the whole family!

97 Miles from Columbia

A fun community style aquatic facility in St. Charles, with family nights, water slides, kids area and concessions!

98 Miles from Columbia

A beautiful and educational day out in Missouri, where kids can enjoy time surrounded by colorful creatures in the Butterfly House!

98 Miles from Columbia

The Blanchette Aquatic Center is complete with two waterslides, an otter slide, a children's water playground, lily pad walk, diving area, lap swimming, and more!

100 Miles from Columbia

Zip, swing and climb through the ONLY treetop adventure course in Missouri! Great fun for active kids!

101 Miles from Columbia

Fun in the sun over summer at this family friendly Illinois water park! With wave pools, rivers, slides and swirlpools...great fun for all ages!

104 Miles from Columbia

Mini golf with a difference where it's all glow in the dark! Fun arcade too for those family days out in St. Louis!

104 Miles from Columbia

We Rock The Spectrum is a fun, colorful and safe indoor gym for kids up to 12yrs with open play, summer camp & birthday parties.

106 Miles from Columbia

Hands-on learning experiences in St. Louis that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills for kids!

107 Miles from Columbia

Indoor AND outdoor fun for the whole family at Paradise Park, with bumper cars, climbing wall, foam factory, go-karts, mini golf, laser tag and SO much more!

109 Miles from Columbia

High standard indoor karting in St Louis for kids as young as 6 years! Walk-ins available, and electric karts too!

109 Miles from Columbia

Amazing kids fun in St. Louis with roller coasters, laser tag, tiny town, go-karts, bumper cars, and of course....pizza!

110 Miles from Columbia

The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 30,000 works of art.

112 Miles from Columbia

St Louis Zoo offers FREE admission, with additional fee-based activities great for kids, including carousel, railroad, 4D theater, Safari Tours and more!

112 Miles from Columbia

Welcome to the National Frontier Trails Museum! The National Frontier Trails Museum is a museum, interpretive center, and research library dedicated to telling the rich history of America's principle western trails.

112 Miles from Columbia

The Children's Peace Pavilion was established in 1995 as a gift to all children from the Community of Christ. In January of that year the doors of the Children's Peace Pavilion opened to an enthusiastic crowd and the enthusiasm has continued for ove....

113 Miles from Columbia

The World Chess Hall of Fame presents world-class exhibitions that explore the connection of chess to art, culture, and history

114 Miles from Columbia

A premier entertainment center in Kansas City, with mini golf, arcade, go-karts, batting cages and lots of family fun to be had!

114 Miles from Columbia

Visit the country's OLDEST botanical garden in continuous operation! An oasis in St. Louis, with 79 acres of beautiful displays and gardens.

114 Miles from Columbia

A trip down memory lane in a beautiful historic building, taking you through the history of the telephone!

115 Miles from Columbia

The EarthWays Home, a three-story Victorian residence built in 1885 at 3617 Grandel Square, was renovated in 1994 to showcase practical demonstrations of energy efficient systems, recycled products and waste reduction practices. Today this handsome e....

115 Miles from Columbia

Theme park AND water park fun with the one ticket in Kansas City, Missouri!

116 Miles from Columbia

Bowling fun in Belton where the family can enjoy family bowling, bumper bowling, and even cosmic bowling! With mini golf too

117 Miles from Columbia

A fun seasonal outdoor water park in Kansas City with family pools, slides and lots of fun water features!

117 Miles from Columbia

A fun and bouncy indoor inflatable playground in the Belton/Raymore area, with bounce houses, inflatable slides and inflatable obstacle courses, as well a toddler area!

117 Miles from Columbia

This St. Louis museum is one of the most unusual in the country, with multi-level madness, a rooftop Ferris Wheel and 3 stories of creativity - including caves!

117 Miles from Columbia

This 12,000-square-foot museum tells the story of Great Rivers like the Mississippi River, and how it affects our lives!

118 Miles from Columbia

A fascinating museum looking at the life, work and times of children's poet Eugene Field, all set in his childhood home

118 Miles from Columbia

Over 10,000 outrageous sea creatures and fun river critters await you at this St.Louis aquarium, with interactive fun for kids too!

118 Miles from Columbia

Kansas City Zoo features tigers, cheetahs, polar bears & more with over 1,000 exotic animals featured in indoor and outdoor exhibits.

118 Miles from Columbia

Through the inspiration of Horace M. Peterson III (1945-1992), founder of the Black Archives of Mid-America, a group of local historians, business leaders, and former baseball players came together to create the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the e....

120 Miles from Columbia

The sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form come alive at the American Jazz Museum in the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District!

120 Miles from Columbia

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is internationally recognized for its outstanding collection of more than 33,500 objects. From ancient times to modern day, this encyclopedic museum is one of the best in the country, offering visitors the opportunity ....

121 Miles from Columbia

Get whisked back in time through displays of the toys that defined generations. A magical journey through the evolution of childhood in Kansas City!

121 Miles from Columbia

FREE family art sessions for children of all ages and their adults!! Children and their families explore exciting environments while they use art supplies and recycled materials to make their own amazing art!

121 Miles from Columbia

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City is a indoor LEGO based, fun in Kansas City, perfect for kids 3-12 yrs, with rides, building, art, 4D cinema & more!

121 Miles from Columbia

The Arabia Steamboat Museum is home to a true time capsule of frontier life in the 1800s. Discovery the history behind the Stemaboat Arabia. Today, the remains of the Arabia can be viewed at the Steamboat Arabia Museum, in the River Market District i....

121 Miles from Columbia

Field trips to the Kansas City Museum are real attention-grabbers designed to fully engage the kids in your group. We provide a genuine learning experience that simply can't be duplicated for schools, scouts, church organizations or any other youth g....

121 Miles from Columbia

Imaginations can run wild at Science City at Union Station, where kids can learn and explore in all things science through fun exhibits, including one of the largest planetariums in the Midwest!

121 Miles from Columbia

The Airline History Museum is located at the Historic Downtown Airport, in Kansas City, Missouri. To walk through it is to truly step back in time, to a different and more graceful age of air transportation. The museum contains a collection of pho....

122 Miles from Columbia

Participate in tours led by trained, museum docents.Try out the new equine exhibit and learn about different gaits.Gain insight into the vital role that agriculture played in Kansas City's rich and storied history.Learn about the beginnings of the Am....

122 Miles from Columbia

Enjoy a real life wild animal safari and get to experience feeding the animals. Exotic animals will literally eat right out of the palm of your hand!

123 Miles from Columbia

Fun for active kids in Kansas City with go-karts, zip lines, bowling, coasters, laser tag, bumper cars, a carousel, and SO much more!

123 Miles from Columbia

A super atmospheric two storey lazer tag arena with full arcade and even indoor mini golf!

125 Miles from Columbia

At the Activity Center families can swim, play, dance, get fit, do gymnastics, make crafts, and enjoy performing arts.

125 Miles from Columbia

The city's largest overall pool facility. Visitors can enjoy a long slide, small water slides, zero depth, fountains and shade structures.

126 Miles from Columbia

Water park fun in Collinsville, Illinois for the whole family with this seasonal outdoor waterpark!

126 Miles from Columbia

Fun open jump for active kids, as well as family jump time and birthday parties in this indoor fun center in Kansas! Great bouncing fun!

127 Miles from Columbia

The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens was founded to keep the city at the forefront of environmental and ecological issues. A leader of environmentally sound community development, the Arboretum is an educational, recreational and cultura....

127 Miles from Columbia

Now known as Shawnee Mission, the rink offers open skate fun for all ages plus speciality session types include Speed Skating, Gospel Night, learn to skate sessions and adults and youth hockey leagues.

127 Miles from Columbia

Open play for active kids in Kansas, with trampolines, rock wall, foam pit and more, plus great gymnastics classes!

128 Miles from Columbia

Fun, hands-on, imaginative learning is the priority at Wonderscope - a place where kids are encouraged to really embrace their full potential.

128 Miles from Columbia

All things fun and play in this colorful Illinois children's museum, with hands-on exhibits perfect for those little ones to learn through play.

129 Miles from Columbia

Indoor play fun for kids up to 8 years with inflatable courses, bouncers, play structures, jungle gyms and more!

129 Miles from Columbia

Take a walk on the wild side at Dickerson Park Zoo. Llocated in Springfield, Missouri, it's home to more than 500 animals representing 170 species.

129 Miles from Columbia

80,000 sq ft of fun in Kansas City with laser tag, go-karts, cosmic bowling, bumper cars and more!

129 Miles from Columbia

4000 square feet of fun lazer tag arena with full arcade, and private party rooms. A great way for active kids to spend the day!

129 Miles from Columbia

It's ALL about the bouncing at this indoor trampoline park, with escape rooms too!

131 Miles from Columbia

Indoor ice skating, waterfalls, fountains and open play space in Springfield at this fun family park!

131 Miles from Columbia

An interactive, hands-on museum where kids can discover about the world, science, and how things work!

131 Miles from Columbia

Open bowling, glow bowling, and even a laser maze perfect for families at this Shawnee family entertainment center!

131 Miles from Columbia

Brave the world's TALLEST water slide at this Kansas City water park, with other thrills, spills, and family fun!

133 Miles from Columbia

Enormous video and redemption game arcade, complete with the latest in dance machines and alley bowlers. Also on site a family specialised skating facility for young kids with a soft floor and wheeled walkers for learners.

134 Miles from Columbia

Over 8,700 square feet of bouncing inflatable fun for those active kids, as well as a baby and toddler center!

134 Miles from Columbia

Explore the life of artist Grant Wood, and THE house that inspired the painting American Gothic! Creative and historical family day out in Iowa!

136 Miles from Columbia

A museum part of the University to allow the general public to understand, learn about and be enriched by Earth Sciences. A fascinating and educational experience for the kids and the parents in Illinois.

136 Miles from Columbia

An unusual museum featuring all things marble, with traditional demonstrations of marble making available, plus a gem and fountain room, and a huge variety of them to look over.

137 Miles from Columbia

Learn all about the historical and present agricultural industry, with fascinating exhibits, train rides and even animals! Historic fun in Kansas!

137 Miles from Columbia

A family friendly campsite where you can enjoy not only the on-site activities, like the swimming pool, but also the fun adventures to be had nearby, such as fishing!

138 Miles from Columbia

Explore the rich Civil War heritage of the Ozark Mountain Country, at General Sweeny's Museum of Civil War History and adjacent Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. Our facility displays artifacts and weapons of the war in the Trans-Mississippi, more....

140 Miles from Columbia

A beautiful family day out of hiking, archery, canoes, fishing and paddle boats in the pristine Kansas countryside

141 Miles from Columbia

13 acres of indoor / outdoor waterpark with exciting waterpark attractions, and great family water fun with slides, waves, and play!

143 Miles from Columbia

A 70,000 square foot water park, full-service restaurants, award-winning bowling center, large indoor speedway, golf course, laser tag arena - all in a resort with day admission!

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Come and enjoy over 150 acres of beautiful river bottom land, view the nature center and enjoy picnic areas and an observation tower.

145 Miles from Columbia

Come and experience the many exciting, educational, state-of-the-art exhibits conveying the need, creation, operation and termination of the Pony Express. Whatever your age, you're sure to be captivated by the stories and images on an era long passed....

145 Miles from Columbia

An insight into the fascinating history of the county's past, including the rural way of life.

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Water fun, go-carts, ferris wheels, golf, batting cages and so much more in this Springfield adventure park!

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The Dickson Mounds Museum, a branch of the Illinois State Museum and a National Historic Site, is one of the major on-site archaeological museums in the United States. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of the American Indian in an a....

153 Miles from Columbia

A beautiful sanctuary near Branson, Missouri where kids can get right up close to some incredible tigers and learn all about their environment, and nature as these tigers are protected in a safe, stress free environment.

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Tour this National Historic Site to learn about the life of one of the world's most influential female aviators. A fascinating day out for kids in Atchison, Kansas.

155 Miles from Columbia

The Illinois State Museum promotes discovery, learning, and an appreciation of Illinois' natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The Museum's extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs ....

155 Miles from Columbia

Fun and fascinating walking tours around the wonderful city of Springfield, Illinois. Includes a full haunted history tour! Great for kids aged 5 and up.

155 Miles from Columbia

Over 90 species from all over the world at this beautiful Springfield Zoo, giving kids a great day of animal-tastic learning!

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Since 1988, the Powers Museum has focused on Carthage's history with changing annual exhibits on selected themes. Gift shop, tourist info, and reference library on site. Hands-on activities, geocache, and videos. See website for programs and seasonal....

164 Miles from Columbia

Founded in 1844, the Nelson homestead is one of the premier historic attractions in Mahaska County. The property now features historic buildings from all over Mahaska County, providing visitors a glimpse of what life was like for Iowans in 19th centu....

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Travel back in time to an 1880s mining city, with this Missouri theme park that is perfect for family members of all ages!

167 Miles from Columbia

Branson's Newest and Wildest Animal Adventure is opening this Spring! We will be featuring many fun and exciting exhibits unlike anywhere else! Get up close and personal with your favorite animals from around the world!

167 Miles from Columbia

Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex has three thrilling choices for Big Screen entertainment where the movies will never be the same for you again!

167 Miles from Columbia

A "must see" just minutes from Silver Dollar City in Missouri! The whole family will love exploring on your underground adventure, with beautiful caves filled with crystals and amazing scenery.

167 Miles from Columbia

A fun-filled, action-packed Dinner and Show extravaganza for everyone! It's the perfect place for families, friends and groups to gather for spectacular special effects and amazing stunts by the most talented performers on two legs and four.

167 Miles from Columbia

Experience Branson sightseeing fun from a duck's eye view on Branson's only duck tour. Travel on land and water in one amazing vehicle. Now Ride The Ducks has 2 fun-filled Branson Adventures. Our Classic Table Rock Lake Sightseeing Adventure and ou....

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Amazing karting tracks across four very close locations in Branson, with a Ferris Wheel, bumper boats, mini golf and more!

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White Water fun at Branson's only outdoor water park! Kids and their families can spend the day enjoying very cool water rides & attractions!

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Experience the landmarks of Hollywood whilst you have a fun game of mini-golf in Missouri! Kids fun with a twist!

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Rub shoulders with the stars at this Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson, where you can come face to face with the biggest A-list celebrities!

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Experience the combination of a thrilling 5D ride, 3D film and a video game in one scary and fun adventure in Castle of Chaos, Branson!

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Transport into a modern day fairytale and work your way through a fun mirror maze to rescue the princess in Branson, Missouri!

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An incredible experience aboard this Titanic experience where kids can walk the Grand Staircase, touch a REAL live iceberg, learn to send an SOS message... and much more!

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The odd and unusual displays inside this Odditorium are not the only thing that draws visitors to see this place. The building itself is one of the most photographed buildings in the world!

168 Miles from Columbia

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf is great fun for kids over 3 years, with pirate themed mini golf on award-winning courses!

168 Miles from Columbia

The perfect RV park and campground for those fishing loving families in Branson, Missouri, with 14 acres of wooded campsites and cabins right on the shores of Lake Taneycomo.

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Diverse exhibits encouraging hands-on learning at this children's museum in Illinois, perfect for those inquisitive minds up to 12 years!

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A fun and atmospheric 2 storey lazer tag zone, also popular for birthday parties!

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A beautiful family farm with fun activities and cute animals for those budding farmers from pre-K to 3rd grade to enjoy!

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Follow the yellow brick road into this fun themed garden in Illinois, where kids can travel through forests, Munchinkland, and castles!

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In north central Arkansas amidst the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains, Bull Shoals-White River State Park stretches along the riverside and lakeshore where the White River and Bull Shoals Lake join at the Bull Shoals dam. Together these waters f....

179 Miles from Columbia

Take a look at the fascinating history of ballooning at this Iowa museum, with over 200 years of history to explore!

180 Miles from Columbia

The combat Air Museum is an incredible collection of aircraft which also houses a wide variety of military artifacts from the First World War to the present day. Many aircraft engines are also on exhibit.

180 Miles from Columbia

Paintball fun on two top of the line airball fields, as well as bleacher setting AND the largest paintball castle complex in the entire Midwest! Get combat ready at Missouri's LARGEST paintball park!

180 Miles from Columbia

Cars, wheels, racing, tracks, and fun! Heartland Park Topeka is a thrilling trip for the family to get out and experience racing live!

180 Miles from Columbia

A family fun center in Iowa with bowling and a lazer maze, with a focus on offering a safe environment for kids and parents to strengthen their relationship

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Lake front cabins, fishing, RV camping, and family friendly lake vacation rentals right on Lake Norfork! Hand Cove Resort on Norfork Lake offers your family a relaxing and nature filled experience together in the Arkansas Ozarks Mountains.

181 Miles from Columbia

A family friendly zoo in the heart of Gage Park in Topeka, with beautiful animal exhibits, fun animal events and encounters, and a children's zoo too!

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The Kansas Children's Discovery Center is a place of discovery and exploration - where kids can learn by enjoying, playing and experimenting in this hands-on environment focused on education.

183 Miles from Columbia

Sk8away is roller skating fun in Topeka with public skate sessions, Learn To Skate for little ones and birthday parties too!

183 Miles from Columbia

Kids can climb, jump, bounce, slide, and weave their way through an amazing five levels of fun exercise and play, with a separate toddler area for the little ones and more than 50 arcade games!

183 Miles from Columbia

Southfork Resort is known as "The Family Place" so what better way to test that out than to visit! They offer cabins and camping sites, and RV's are more than welcome! Great for fishing and rafting on the famous Southfork River in Arkansas.

184 Miles from Columbia

Africa comes to Missouri with this walk-thru zoo, with over 50 different species from all over the world, with a petting zoo and gemstone mining too!

184 Miles from Columbia

An amazing drive thru animal park in Missouri, with over 500 animals, tours, feedings and fun!

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2,000 acre of beautiful parkland with a wildlife park home to 150 creatures over 50 species. With a fishing lake, mountain bike tracks and hiking tracks, this really is an outdoor adventure for the whole family.

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Learn all about the history of Kansas, including the Civil War, Oregon Trail, planes, trails, and more with hands-on galleries too!

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Family water park and fun centre with lots of different fun slides for the whole family.

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Spend the day driving through a 700 acre enclosed area and witness amazing bison and elk, as well as hiking, birding and mushrooming in this nature filled family day out adventure in Iowa!

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A challenging and thrilling outdoor adventure park featuring a 6 different ziplines, team building courses, rock climbing wall, and kayaking!

187 Miles from Columbia

Camping fun for families in the heart of Illinois! With fun activities, beautiful nature and LOTS of kids fun!

187 Miles from Columbia

Peoria Riverfront Museum not only features changing exhibits on various historic people and events, but also planetarium fun & theater shows!

189 Miles from Columbia

Self guided experience exploring the history of Caterpillar which includes a motion simulator ride, heritage gallery, vintage vehicles and future concepts.

189 Miles from Columbia

A museum to identify, preserve, and portray outstanding achievements in African American history and culture.

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The Blank Park Zoo manages 49 acres of land. Of that, 22 acres have been developed into animal exhibits or facilities. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Des Moines for kids.

190 Miles from Columbia

Get soaked and stoked on our frontier-themed custom rides and attractions! Make The Wasserbahn your personal family playground!

190 Miles from Columbia

The Discovery Playhouse has 2 floors filled with exhibits designed for families to play, learn and discover, with more to come!

190 Miles from Columbia

Offering a theatre, displays, exhibitions and artefacts detailing the thrilling and adventurous lives and achievements of a couple of honest to goodness Explorers.

190 Miles from Columbia

Explore what life was once like on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River at the Cape River Heritage Museum is located at the old police & fire station!

190 Miles from Columbia

Explore the animals of Africa, Asia, Australia, yet next leave Illinois! Peoria Zoo features amazing learning opportunities for kids, and great animal fun!

191 Miles from Columbia

The museum features exhibition galleries, Planetarium, Illinois Folk Art Gallery, Discovery Center, valuable collections of fine arts, folk arts and natural history, and educational programming for all ages. Lakeview is the largest private museum in ....

191 Miles from Columbia

Crisp Museum is located at the Missouri State University, and features exhibits displaying fine art, and local history

191 Miles from Columbia

It's fun. It's exciting. It's educational, too! Step back in time to an earlier age of locomotive transportation and enjoy the Excursion Train or the Dining Car.See our 1940-era diesel locomotive in operation or view our stationary steam locomotive ....

191 Miles from Columbia

Lake Leatherwood is 1600 acres of scenic parkland with a lake offering boat rentals, extensive hike and bike trails, & wildlife too!

191 Miles from Columbia

4,000 feet of simulated street-life for kids to practice the rules of the road on, plus a toddler playground! Bike fun in Illinois!

192 Miles from Columbia

A national historic landmark located in the center of Iowa City, Old Capitol served as the first state capitol from 1846-1857 and the University of Iowa's founding building. In 1976, Old Capitol became a museum restored to the 1840s-1850s time period....

192 Miles from Columbia

Get to understand the planet and it’s wonderful nature in the UI Museum of Natural History with its five major exhibit areas: Iowa Hall, Hageboeck Hall of Birds and Mammal Hall, Biosphere Discovery Hub and the Diversity of Life exhibits.

192 Miles from Columbia

Boo Castle Park is a private park opened to the general public, complete with a Dungeons and Dragons theme!

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Animal lovers of all ages can visit South African cheetahs, an Australian wallaby, and golden lion tamarins from Brazil, to name just a few!

192 Miles from Columbia

offers go karting, miniature golf course, batting cages and arcade.

192 Miles from Columbia

Children’s Museum of Illinois is a hands-on, interactive museum, with exhibits & activities that encourage learning, particularly in arts & sciences

192 Miles from Columbia

Come experience a Once-in-a-Lifetime caving adventure through two of Arkansas' most spectacular caves, Mystic Caverns and Crystal Dome Caverns, located in the heart of the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas.

193 Miles from Columbia

A family fun attraction with kid friendly, hands-on fun with over twelve interactive exhibits and 28,000 square feet of space that inspires all children up to 12 years old to imagine, create, discover and explore through the power of play!

193 Miles from Columbia

167 acres in the heart of Des Moines where families can enjoy walking, biking, and outdoor fun!

194 Miles from Columbia

In 1979, two guys had many antique and collector autos stored in various places in the Peoria, Illinois area. They started thinking about storing them in one place, such as a building on the north edge of the city. Nothing could be found that suite....

194 Miles from Columbia

Stroll through sculptures from 22 amazing artists in this beautiful Des Moines park, with 4.4 acres to explore.

194 Miles from Columbia

Located in the heart of downtown Parsons Kansas Cosmic Castle is an experience you won't soon forget. Bring the whole family for a day of fun and treats.

194 Miles from Columbia

Kids can learn through play at this fun hands-on discovery museum with dress up areas, play spaces, arts, crafts, and areas to make believe!

194 Miles from Columbia

Giant City State Park has over 4,000 acres of outdoor adventures for the family in Illinois, with forest, bluffs, ponds, & lots of outdoor fun!

194 Miles from Columbia

Stars and Stripes Museum is a dedicated to the official newspaper of the US Armed Forces!

195 Miles from Columbia

he Des Moines Botanical Center is one of the most popular cultural attractions in Iowa, providing educational, recreational, and community resources to thousands. Its goal is to provide botanical displays and educational services for its visitors. It....

195 Miles from Columbia

Nature Trails and a kids' fishing pond in Illinois, with fun interactive displays, and bird and squirrel watching indoors! Nature fun with handicapped accessible features too.

195 Miles from Columbia

The hand-carved turn-of-the-century replica Heritage Carousel is a great addition to any family day out in Des Moines Union Park!

196 Miles from Columbia

Theme Park and Water Park fun in Iowa for the whole family! Thrills, spills, and entertainment for your family day out - what more could you want!

197 Miles from Columbia

Monkey Joes Des Moines is indoor fun for kids with walk in play, birthday parties & lots of family fun for kids under 12 years!

197 Miles from Columbia

A fascinating way to celebrate Iowa's aviation heritage, from 1910 through to modern day.

198 Miles from Columbia

A beautiful wildlife refuge offering a safe haven mainly for big cats, with up close habitat viewing points, and guided tours to explore!

198 Miles from Columbia

A beautiful wildlife refuge in Marion, filled with incredible wildlife from bobcats, eagles, & turtles, with forests and lakes too!

199 Miles from Columbia

900 animals representing 160 species on 40 acres. Includes children's zoo, carousel, playground and miniature train. Animal fun in Illinois!

199 Miles from Columbia

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